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Professor Giuliana Battisti

Professor of the Economics of Innovation

Research Interests

The generation and diffusion of innovations; Technological change and technology adoption; productivity; industrial economics; innovation and industrial policy.

PhD supervision area: any of the above.

Teaching in 2021-2022

Distance Learning MBA
  • IB827P: Economics of the Business Environment
  • IB829P: Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
Full Time MBA
  • IB8520: Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
Postgraduate Research Business and Management
  • IB9GY0: Organization and Strategy

Global Energy Research Network, Macroeconomic Policy and Forecasting Network, Strategy & International Business

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 22312  /  Room: 2.216


Giuliana joined Warwick Business School in September 2012 from the University of Nottingham where she was a Professor and the research director of the Economics and Finance division at the Nottingham University Business School.
She studied statistics and economics at the University of Bologna (Ba), the London School of Economics (MSc) and Warwick University (PhD). She held teaching and research positions in the UK and abroad including Williams College (Massachusetts, USA) and Politecnico of Milano (Managerial Engineering).

Giuliana is a trustee member of the Council of the Royal Statistical Society, a ONS fellow member of the Economic Experts Advisory Group and a member of the Royal Economic Society & Royal Statistical Society joint steering group on economics statistics. Giuliana is also the co-chair of the British Network of Industrial Economists, a member of Innovate CAUCUS and a former member of the Innovation Surveys Advisory Group of the Office for National Statistics and the Business Innovation and Skills department.

She has been awarded a two-year mid-career AIM fellowship and over 10 research projects, five of them sponsored by the ESRC and the EPSRC.

She has been advising and doing research for various governments and private organisations such as the UK department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the ONS, the Department for Education, NESTA, the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, EUROSTAT, the European Commission, the JRC-Institute of Perspective Technological Studies and the Research Institute on Financial Structures and Economic Development (ISFSE).

Giuliana is the WBS Director of the Doctoral Programmes.


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